updating my tivo without phone line?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by iamsickofschool, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. iamsickofschool

    iamsickofschool New Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    is there a way to update my tivo without a phone line? maybe like hooking up to the internet (through my computer of course)?
  2. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    May 6, 2006
    Model Number?
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.

    Depending on the model , how.

    Pretty well all can do serial PPP, except the Series 3 and TiVoHD, which have no serial port. You do that through a computer.

    The Series 2 and Series 3 Standalones can network with USB network adapters, the DT and HD models with built in ethernet.

    Series 1s can have a Turbonet or Cachecard added.

    DirecTV TiVos can be hacked to eliminate the phone call and network. The R10 needs a hardware hack first. PPV Calls can only be made by the built in modem.
  4. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I guess this week's Jeopardy is reruns.. (or else I'm having serious deja vu)

    there was an answer along the lines of "this 4 letter company's dvr requires a phone line".. and I remember being annoyed the first time it came on that it didn't require a phone line then or now.
    (Though for my series 1s, I *do* need a phone line unless I want to pay a lot extra for the third party ethernet hacks.)

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